Oklahoma Governor issues executive order to cut regulations

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) issued an executive order on February 3 designed to prune state regulations by 25%.

The order has two main requirements. First, state agencies must review their administrative rules and list any that are expensive, ineffective, redundant, or outdated. Next, for all new restrictive rules proposed after February 15, 2020, agencies have to eliminate at least two existing regulatory restrictions until agencies reduce regulations by 25%.

The order requires the Oklahoma secretary of state to write an annual report for the governor “outlining progress made in eliminating burdensome regulations and streamlining state government.”

President Donald Trump issued a similar executive order at the federal level in January 2017. Executive Order 13771 included a requirement that agencies eliminate two old regulations for each new regulation issued.

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